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Q for those familiar with Canadian PR and US immigration: I would like to live in the US and work remotely for a Canadian company so that I have the option to move to Canada as soon as my husband’s...

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Physical presence is required for citizenship and there is no way around it.
Source: Canadian Citizen who went through process.


job allows for it. Two questions:
1) if I am working for a Canadian firm but living in the US, what does that mean for the visa I need to be on in the US? Options include own h1 b or H4 EAD
2) if I work for a Canadian firm but do remote work, can that time be considered towards the permanent PR stay requirement of 2 yrs/citizenship requirement of 3 yrs

From Canadian firm. No that won't get counted. Best way is to come here spend 3 years, get your citizenship, and move back to same firm and file L1A based GC

1. If on H1 you will need payroll to be run in US, else you are as good as unemployed from USCIS perspective. H4 should be ideal IMO.

2. If your payroll is being run in Canada your days are counted to be living in Canada and qualify towards citizenship. (Source - recent conversation from border agent)

That's not true at all. There is a physical presence calculation which would be required for citizenship but OP can just get PR without working for Canadian Company. Have 7+ each on IELTS and it's pretty easy to get PR.

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